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Master Electrician

GRSF has an opening for a Master Electrician for the 2015 season. The contract will run May 12 to July 3, 2015 plus a week of strike after August 2, 2015. Salary commensurate with experience. The contract includes travel and housing. Please contact Joseph Millet, Production Manager at for more information.

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Corey Allen in “King Henry V” (2013)

The Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota is the largest professional Equity theatre to open in the Upper Midwest in the last 10 years and has enjoyed unprecedented success since its 2004 inaugural season. Employing nearly 100 people at the peak of the season, GRSF presents its six-week long season of rotating repertory from late June to the end of July in the 435-seat mainstage theatre on campus at Winona State University.

In addition to its professional company and staff, GRSF offers internship and apprenticeships to aspiring theatre technicians, administrators, and actors, and annually recruits its interns and apprentices from college and university theatre training programs across the country. The intern/apprentice program experience culminates with performances of a studio theatre production of a play by Shakespeare (in 2015: King John).


Dominque Worsley in the Intern/Apprentice Production of “Titus Andronicus”

Apprentice Actor Training Program

For details, application and audition information, visit


For information and applications for artistic, administrative and production internships for the 2015 summer season, visit

2015 Season Auditions for Great River Shakespeare Festival

Auditions for the 2015 season will be held in Winona, Minnesota on Thursdays: July 10th and 17th. Additionally, Skype interviews are being arranged for Tuesday: July 8th. DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF SKYPE INQUIRIES, ALL FURTHER DIGITAL AUDITIONS WILL NEED TO BE DONE THROUGH A VIDEO SUBMISSION TO AUDITIONS@GRSF.ORG. Anyone auditioning will receive a ticket to see the production playing the night of their audition (The Merry Wives of Windsor or Hamlet depending on the night). Please prepare two monologues each under 2 minutes. At least one should be by Shakespeare and preferably in verse. If you are singer, please prepare 16 bars of a song to sing a capella. No accompanist will be provided. To schedule a time or for more information, please email your photo and resume to No phone calls please.

Opportunities for Teens

Teens: Click here for information on our Shakespeare for Young Actors and Shakespeare for Young Designers Programs.

Recruitment at GRSF: the Real Story

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